Fox News host Laura Ingraham and Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sparred on Twitter Friday, and not for the first time, either.It all started when Ocasio-Cortez tweeted about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on marginalized communities and communities of color, writing, “COVID deaths are disproportionately spiking in Black + Brown communities. Why? Because the chronic toll of redlining, environmental racism, wealth gap, etc. ARE underlying health conditions. Inequality is a comorbidity. COVID relief should be drafted with a lens of reparations.”Ingraham retweeted the congresswoman’s call to action, adding, “The Doctor of Mixology will save us!” in a reference to Ocasio-Cortez’s former job as a bartender.Also Read: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out Laura Ingraham After Grammar Tweet: 'You're a Neo-Nazi Fan Favorite'“Didn’t you just put a doctor on your show who faked their employment at Lenox Hill hospital and touted a COVID ‘treatment’ that you tweeted & Twitter had to remove because a man may have died trying self-administer it?” Ocasio-Cortez replied. “I’m sorry, why are you on TV again?”She followed up with a link to a report that Twitter did, in fact, remove a tweet from the primetime host that promoted the drug hydroxychloroquine as having been used by one hospital in New York with “very promising results.” Ingraham went so far as to compare the patient to the Biblical Lazarus, a man believed to have risen from the dead by Jesus.“Typical liberal,” Ingraham branded her. “Doesn’t know the meaning of the phrase ‘admitting privileges’ versus ‘employed by’–maligning a man who has spent his life teaching and saving lives of late stage cancer patients.”The duo fought on the platform last August, too. During that interaction, Ocasio-Cortez called Ingraham a “neo-Nazi fan favorite” after the Fox News host corrected the grammar in one of her tweets.Read original story Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Fox News’ Laura Ingraham: ‘Why Are You on TV Again?’ At TheWrap
One-time CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is running to unseat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, she announced Tuesday after filing late Monday.“I’m running for NY-14, to fight for the people of Queens & the Bronx, daughter of Cuban immigrants and living the American Dream,” she tweeted, adding an American flag emoji and a link to her website. She will be running in the Democratic primary for the seat currently occupied by Ocasio-Cortez — which covers Brooklyn and her home borough of Queens — and has been a registered Democrat for seven years.A CNBC spokesperson told TheWrap, “Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is not a CNBC employee and hasn’t been since September 2018. She will take a leave from her role as CNBC Contributor for the duration of the campaign. “Also Read: At Least 8 Congressional Democrats Will Skip Trump's State of the Union TonightAccording to a report from the network, the former anchor “is known to be a skeptic of government and a proponent of free markets.”In 2010, Caruso-Cabrera published her book, “You Know I’m Right: More Prosperity, Less Government.”“Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is the granddaughter of working-class Italian and Cuban immigrants. When Michelle’s grandparents first arrived in America, they worked arduous overnight shifts and took dangerous jobs in the meatpacking industry to pay the rent and feed their children,” according to her website. “Watching her grandparents and her parents work long hours is how Michelle learned about achieving the American dream.”Read original story Former CNBC Anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera Runs Against AOC for Congress At TheWrap
Tuesday afternoon, several prominent Democratic lawmakers announced they will boycott the 2020 State of the Union address scheduled for later in the evening.Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley, two members of the four-woman “Squad” of progressive congresswomen of color, announced via Twitter that they wouldn’t be attending the annual event.“After much deliberation, I have decided that I will not use my presence at a state ceremony to normalize Trump’s lawless conduct & subversion of the Constitution,” wrote New York’s Ocasio-Cortez. “None of this is normal, and I will not legitimize it. Consequently, I will not be attending the State of the Union.”Also Read: Iowa Democratic Caucus Results Delayed by 'Inconsistencies' as Campaigns Spin and Cable News SpeculatesMassachusetts’ Pressley tweeted, “The State of the Union is hurting because of the occupant of the White House, who consistently demonstrates contempt for the American people, contempt for Congress & contempt for our constitution. I cannot in good conscience attend tonight’s sham SOTU.”Reps. Maxine Waters and Frederica Wilson, who have both had personal confrontations with the president, will not be attending. Nor will Rep. Al Green, Steve Cohen, Earl Blumenauer and Hank Johnson.Waters’ statement on Twitter packed a punch: “To think that I would attend the SOTU to hear the message of an IMPEACHED president is a thought that in no way would be consistent w/ my fight and struggle against this dishonorable president. I will certainly NOT be there!”The State of the Union address is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will be carried by all the major networks.Read original story At Least 8 Congressional Democrats Will Skip Trump’s State of the Union Tonight At TheWrap
Calls to BoycottABC and BoycottSinclair lit up Twitter after a political attack ad targeting congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez aired on a Washington, D.C.-area ABC affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group during the third Democratic debate Thursday night.Scott Dworkin, the founder of the Democratic Coalition who was one of the first to share the clip online Thursday, was one of numerous political figures using the BoycottABC hashtag on Friday.Also Read: Sinclair-Owned ABC Affiliate Airs Ad With Burning Photo of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez During Democratic DebateChristine Pelosi tweeted, “America slammed you @ABCNetwork for running a Pro-Trump ad with an image of a Congresswoman’s face burning. BoycottABC.”Other participants in the trend pointed out that the ABC affiliate in question, Washington, D.C.’s WJLA-TV, is owned by Sinclair and suggested readers look into which local stations in their own areas are owned by Sinclair if they plan to do a real boycott.Also Read: Andrew Yang Announces $120,000 Giveaway During Democratic Presidential DebateThe ad, created by a Republican PAC called New Faces GOP, showed a photograph of Ocasio-Cortez that begins to burn, followed by graphic photographs purported to be from the Cambodian genocide under the dictatorship of Pol Pot. It’s narrated by Elizabeth Heng, a former California Republican congressional candidate, who calls Ocasio-Cortez “the face of socialism, and ignorance,” and says “mine is a face of freedom. My skin is not white. I’m not outrageous, racist, nor socialist. I’m a Republican.”Representatives for Sinclair and ABC did not immediately return requests for comment. In the time it took to reach out to them, the BoycottABC trend climbed from the fourth most-tweeted in the United States to the third.Read original story BoycottABC Trends in Outcry Over Ad With Burning Photo of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez At TheWrap
DC Comics is demanding that a comic featuring US representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as Wonder Woman be recalled or destroyed.